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Office of Acquisitions Mission Statement

About Us 

The NIAID Office of Acquisitions (OA) supports the Institute's mission by providing a complete range of acquisition support services for conducting basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

The OA is one of 10 NIH Consolidated Operations Acquisition Centers employing contracting and purchasing professionals with expertise in various types of acquisitions, from micro-purchases to multimillion-dollar negotiated contracts for complex station support and research and development (R&D) projects.

OA Mission

To improve public health in support of the NIAID mission through planning, soliciting, negotiating, awarding, and administering biomedical and behavioral R&D contracts, contracts in support of R&D, station support contracts, and simplified acquisitions.

OA Goals

  • Provide expert business management, sound advice, and acquisition support to NIAID.
  • Adhere to acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Promote proper stewardship of tax dollars.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with our internal and external business partners.
  • Maintain a high level of employee morale through personal growth and professional development.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Ethics
  • Excellence
  • Honesty
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Reliability
  • Respectfulness

More Information

See About NIAID Research and Development Contracts, Contracts Standard Operating Procedures, and Directions to Our Office.

Return to the main R&D Contracts Web page.


Last Updated August 01, 2014

Last Reviewed March 16, 2015